Hello there decadent breakfast! Make your fave dessert or cookie into a French Toast! French Toast versions of Samoa Cookie and the Molten Lava chocolate cake today. Easy to prep up and fun to serve. French toasts, stuffed and topped, make for great breakfast options. Low Sugar too! Please pardon the lighting and some funky composition by hubbs.. Scroll down and you will know :) I use my home made breads which stand up every well in french toasts. Use a day old regular bread if needed, or gf breads for a gf version.
Find the ooey gooey Molten Lava Cake for 1 here.
You can find my vegan breads here and gf breads here. Note to self, make a big gf sandwich loaf this week!
Want more french toasts.. Check out these stuffed ones filled with Blueberry Greek Yogurt! yum. And my ever fave savory French toasts with Chickpea flour. We like The sweet versions very mildly sweet. With my fruity whole grain breads or protein filled quinoa or almond breads, these make for a filling breakfast.
Though both these versions were just mildly sweet, hubbs called them decadent enough to be desserts:)
The Samoa French toasts are Vanilla Toasts topped with date caramel, toasted coconut and melted chocolate. For the caramel, you can make some raw sugar caramel by cooking 4-5 Tablespoons of sugar in 1 Tablespoon coconut milk, 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil and boiling for 2 minutes. Or use Date Caramel as I have used. Easier, tastier! Date Caramel is super easy, tastes like caramel and natural sugar! recipe courtesy vganjar
The Molten Lava french toasts are stuffed version, stuffed with dark chocolate for me and Spicy Chile chocolate for hubbs. Slice through the middle when hot and find your favorite chocolate lava flow! Whats better than chocolate early morning:)
Allergen Information: Dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut free.
French toast batter:
Mix 1.5 Tablespoons finely ground Oats, 1 Tablespoon finely ground flax seed, 1 Tablespoon raw sugar or maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3+ cup warm water or almond milk (coconut milk). Mix well and let sit for 5 minutes. Mix again, dip slices and pan fry them on medium-low, in 1-2 teaspoons organic canola or coconut oil. 3-4 minutes each side.
Quick version: Use 2 Tablespoons your favorite pancake mix(I use Bob's red mill 7 grain pancake mix), a teaspoon flaxmeal, add spices or vanilla extract, sugar and 1/3+ cup water to make a thin batter and dip the slices and pan fry.
Samoa French Toasts: makes 2 whole slices
Blend the following into a smooth flowy paste.
4-5 dates soaked in water for atleast 15 minutes.
1 Tablespoon agave or maple syrup
1 Tablespoon or so water to get a spreadable consistency.
Add 1/4 cup or as needed shredded dried coconut to a pan on low-medium heat. Roast, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.
To Assemble Samoa French Toast:
Top the prepared French Toast with Date caramel as thick a layer as you want, then toasted coconut and then drizzle some melted chocolate. Done! Serve!
Molten Lava French Toast:
Add 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder to the basic French Toast batter mentioned above.
Take a fat slice of bread. Cut it parallel like you would for a stuffed version.(See a picture of the stuffed bread here) Insert thin slices of dark chocolate into the cavity, and leave half an inch unfilled space at the top( as the chocolate will melt and need some space to spread). Dip the bread slice in batter. Seal the open edge well with batter. Pan fry on medium low for 3-4 minutes.
Serve hot topped with maple syrup and berries!
Slice it up when hot to get that Lava flow.
You can fill these up with other things too. I would like some vegan nutella in it, or some lingonberry preserves! yumm.
How do you like French Toasts?
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